Definitions for flourflaʊər, ˈflaʊ ər

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. flour(verb)

    fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a cereal grain

  2. flour(verb)

    cover with flour

    "flour fish or meat before frying it"

  3. flour(verb)

    convert grain into flour

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. flour(Noun)

    Powder obtained by grinding or milling cereal grains, especially wheat, and used to bake bread, cakes, and pastry.

  2. flour(Noun)

    Powder of other material, e.g., wood flour produced by sanding wood.

  3. flour(Verb)

    To apply flour to something; to cover with flour.

  4. Origin: Spelled (until c.1830) and meaning "flower" in the sense of flour being the "finest part" of meal

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Flour(noun)

    the finely ground meal of wheat, or of any other grain; especially, the finer part of meal separated by bolting; hence, the fine and soft powder of any substance; as, flour of emery; flour of mustard

  2. Flour(verb)

    to grind and bolt; to convert into flour; as, to flour wheat

  3. Flour(verb)

    to sprinkle with flour

  4. Origin: [F. fleur de farine the flower (i.e., the best) of meal, cf. Sp. flor de la harina superfine flour, Icel. flr flower, flour. See Flower.]

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  1. Flour

    Flour is a powder which is made by grinding cereal grains, or other seeds or roots. It is the main ingredient of bread, which is a staple food for many cultures, making the availability of adequate supplies of flour a major economic and political issue at various times throughout history. Wheat flour is one of the most important foods in European, North American, Middle Eastern, Indian and North African cultures, and is the defining ingredient in most of their styles of breads and pastries. While wheat is the most common base for flour, maize flour has been important in Mesoamerican cuisine since ancient times, and remains a staple throughout the Americas. Rye flour is an important constituent of bread in much of central Europe, and rice can also be used in flour, though this is relatively uncommon.

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Flour

    Ground up seed of WHEAT.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flour' in Nouns Frequency: #2916

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  1. four L

  2. fluor


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